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Question: I am 26 years old and live in Tucson Arizona. My sister is 16 years old and a US citizen. She lives with my parents in mexico (they do not have papers to live in the states)My sister wants to move to the states to finish school and go to college. How can i obtain temporary custody for her to come live with me? High schools have told me i need to have legal custody of her for me to enroll her in school. Please help!

Answer: Applying for legal guardianship may be a remedy for you. Information relating to the process for obtaining minor guardianship, forms, etc. are located on the following website: http://www.azcourts.gov/selfservicecenter/SelfServiceForms/FilingforMinorGuardianship.aspx Contact Arizona Summit Law School, and ask if they have a clinic that can assist you with completing, and filing the forms with the court. ASLS: 602-682-6800

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  • I am 26 years old and live in Tucson Arizona. My sister is 16 years old and a US citizen. She lives with my parents in mexico (they do not have papers to live in the states)My sister wants to move to the states to finish school and go to college. How can i obtain temporary custody for her to come live with me? High schools have told me i need to have legal custody of her for me to enroll her in school. Please help!

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